WE ARE HERE TO HELP
When you or a family member becomes a victim of a drink driving crash, it shakes your world as you know it. This crime affects many areas of your life and your family's. It can feel overwhelming, scary and be very traumatic.
At NESA, we are not just employees, we are survivors. We understand the distress that comes as the result of a drink driver crime. Our goal is to ensure that no one should stand alone. We are here to help victims and their families.
There is Hope in the Darkness
There are a variety of key resources and organisations in New Zealand to help you or your family during this time:
- New Zealand Police
- Victim Support
- Ministry of Justice
- Grief Counselling
- Brake New Zealand
- Employers can provide assistance via EAP Services Limited or EAPworks. These are confidential and can be free sessions.
- Church or Faith organisations can offer counseling or support
Its important during this time to seek help from your family members and close friends.
Regardless if you think you are ok, it is important to consider reaching out and talk with someone to help you process, recover and heal from the crime that has affected you and your family.
We are here to help. We can try and provide you with the following additional assistance:
- Send a We Care gift
- A hospital visit (when appropriate)
- Support through the ACC process and court process
- Connect you or your family with other survivors
- A listening ear during your recovery
Survivor Support Connect - Talk to another Survivor
We can work to connect you with another survivor to allow you to talk about your experiences with someone who can relate. You can share your feelings and experiences that may seem too strange or too difficult to share with family and friends. And talking to another survivor can help you feel more understood and less alone. Contact us to find out more.
"Thinking of people is amazing. I just realised I am not alone. Thank you for your kindness." Mutsuko Mu Morisue, Survivor
"I was overwhelmed with the love, prayer, support and good wishes from hundreds of people and strangely enough I sensed this and it helped me." Jan Brown, Survivor
If you know someone that has been impacted by a drink or drugged driver, we can let them know they are loved.